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Sixth child sex abuse & fraud case against Catholic teacher is filed

The serial predator has worked in at least four states: ND, MN, WI, & CA

Still a cleric, he faces accusations of molesting children in each one of them

But church officials let him quietly lives near all-boys high school in Chicago

SNAP tells Cardinal George “get him into treatment center and away from kids”

Group also urges others who “saw suspected or suffered” his crimes to call police

WHAT
Holding signs and photos at a news conference, clergy sex abuse victims disclose and discuss a new civil lawsuit that accuses a Chicago cleric who lives near an all boys Catholic high school They will also
-- urge anyone who saw, suspected or suffered his crimes to come forward,
-- law enforcement to keep investigating the predator so he might be prosecuted, and
-- local Catholic officials to move the serial predator to a treatment center.

WHEN
Wednesday, October 21, 1:00 pm.

WHERE
Outside where the predator lives, 3347 S Michigan Ave. (near 34th) on Chicago’s south side

WHO
Two concerned Catholics and two clergy sex abuse victims who belong to a support group called SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests - SNAPnetwork.org) including a Missouri woman who is the organization’s outreach director

VISUALS
Photos of Rose, the victim who just sued yesterday (as a child) and other material is posted at Anderson Advocates Blog

DETAILS
From 1976-1980, Brother Charles Anthony "Raimond" Rose worked as a teacher at Shanley High School in the Diocese of Fargo. In roughly 1977, Rose sexually assaulted a then 14 year old Shanley student.

Rose belongs to the Chicago-based Brothers of the Christian Schools Midwest Province 630 323 3725), which operated Shanley. A Chicago newspaper article from last year report that Rose lives in a Christian Brothers residence near the De La Salle Institute, a high school for boys.

SNAP wants Cardinal Francis George to insist that Rose’s employer put him in a remote, secure treatment center so kids are safer and so Rose will get therapy.

This summer, five men filed similar suits charging that Rose abused them, sometimes on trips to Chicago and elsewhere, while they were students at two Minnesota schools: De La Salle High School in Minneapolis and Cretin-Derham Hall in St. Paul. Rose also worked at church facilities in Stevens Point, Wisconsin and Concord, California.

In 2003, Rose was also sued for molesting a California child. In 2004, that civil case settled for $ 1.1 million.

Yesterday, a 47 year old Minnesota man filed a civil lawsuit against Rose, the Fargo Diocese, Shanley High School and the Christian Brothers of the Midwest Province (which runs Shanley and employs Rose). The lawsuit charges that the three Catholic institutions committed negligence and fraud because they represented to students and families that Rose was safe when they knew he had sexually abused at least one boy earlier. (As early as 1966, almost eleven years before he came to Shanley, Rose's supervisors had at least one report of his alleged child sex crimes.)

That suit was filed in Cass County, North Dakota, East Judicial District Court. The victim is represented by Minnesota attorney Patrick W. Noaker (651) 227 9990, (612) 961 1307 cell

Rose has worked for the Christian Brothers for at least five decades, receiving a 50 year service award in 2007. http://bishop-accountability.org/priestdb/PriestDBbylastName-R.html

CONTACT
Barbara Dorris of St. Louis, SNAP outreach director (314) 503 0003
Bob Schwiderski of Wayzata, MN SNAP director (952) 471 3422, (612) 840 7290 cell
David Clohessy of St. Louis, SNAP national director (314) 566 9790 cell, (314) 645 5915 home


Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
www.snapnetwork.org